Ending Point: Petosky, MI
Via: Mackinaw City, Bliss, Cross Village, Good Hart, Harbor Springs, Wequetonsing and Bay View
Vertical climbing: 1,269
Temperature High: 82
Temperature Low: 75
Lunch: tomato/cheese/turkey sandwich
Weather: overcast, humis
Lodging: Magnus City Park
Cumulative Mileage: 2,768
Miles to Go: 1,333
Projected Distance: 4,100
Days completed: 58 (including 6 rest days)
Distance Completed: 68%
Days to Go: 29
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|Mackinaw Bridge in Morning Haze|
|Loading Shuttle for the 5-mile trek across the Mackinaw Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in North America|
Today was very hazy for most of the day and it seemed to be threatening rain as well. We passed by several places where we could have gone swimming in Lake Michigan. There was a lovely set of dunes which concealed the actual beach. With the weather, though, I decided to skip it.
|Legs Inn - Facade|
|Legs Inn - The Outside Patio|
This gave in to a seaside road that hugged the shore all the way to Harbor Springs. There were many high-priced houses all along the way, many of which were for sale. As a matter of curiosity, I thought of calling the real estate agent just to find out how much these actually were worth. The road was the hilliest we had encountered in many days so that was a fine challenge.
|Tunnel of Trees|
The bike path to Petosky was separated from the highway and provided some respite from the onslaught of automobiles, though there were enough cyclists and walkers with dogs to create its own hazards.
|Petosky Sunset over Lake Michigan|